Homeschool Happenings at Maymont
Maymont educators offer a variety of historical and environmental homeschooler programs to incorporate into your planning for the school year. Go to our event calendar to register online or click the registration links below.
Maymont members receive free admission to homeschool programs. Not a member? Join today! Additional member benefits include free admission to the Nature Center and special pricing for programs, events and party packages. *Applies to family memberships only.
Wednesday, September 12, 10-10:45am, Nature Center
How do snakes smell their surroundings? Do turtles have backbones? Do alligators live in Virginia? Slither into the secretive world of reptiles and meet several cold-blooded critters. All ages welcome; adult must accompany child. $9 per person (includes Nature Center admission)/free for members. Register online by September 11; for information, call 804-358-7168.
One House, Two Worlds
Wednesday, September 12, 11am-12pm, Maymont Mansion
Maymont’s unique history provides a rich resource that awakens students to ideas and events of the past and a connection to how the past affects their lives today. Students examine the turn of the 20th century – a complex and often neglected period of history – as they explore the perspectives of employer and employee, server and served, represented within Maymont Mansion. Ages 8 and older. $9 per person/free for members. Register online by September 11. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.
Also offered Wednesday, February 20. Register online by February 19.
Wednesday, September 19, 10-10:45am, Nature Center
Learn how animals tough it out in the wild using claws, jaws, shells, senses and more to protect themselves. Students explore these animal adaptations with hands-on activities and a visit from a well-protected creature. Participants will venture outside to complete a “senses and defenses” scavenger hunt. All ages welcome; adult must accompany child. $9 per person (includes Nature Center admission)/free for members. Register online by September 18; for information, call 804-358-7168.
NEW! Get to Know the Goats
Wednesday, September 19, 11-11:45am, Maymont Farm
Meet some adorable stars of the Farm during a goat training session with a Maymont animal keeper. Watch as the goats demonstrate some of their learned behaviors, and get up-close with these friendly animal ambassadors as you feed and pet them. All ages welcome; adult must accompany child. $9 per person/ free for members and children ages 3 and under. Register online by September 18; for information, call 804-358-7168.
NEW! Victorian High Tech & STEM Lab
Wednesday, September 26, 11am-12pm, Maymont Mansion and Stone Barn
When was this invented? How did that work? Visit Maymont Mansion and marvel at the latest up-to-date comforts of an 1890s home: electricity, central heat, indoor plumbing, telephone service, an elevator and more. The program includes a STEM lab with fun make-and-take activities. $12 per person/ free for members. Register online by September 25; for information, call 804-358-7168.
Also offered Wednesday, February 27. Register online by February 26.